Such digital agents or bots are critical for pairing resources across settings— such as the cloud and on-premise—or just between sources or services. In this respect, the modern-day connectors and standardized approaches for transitioning resources between environments are infallible for composable content services. They also simplify this process to make it accessible to business end users composing applications. “When there’s stuff in a workflow that says we need data from this on-premise application, that triggers a remote agent that detects that data’s needed and then does that look-up, pulls that data from an on-premise system, then passes it up securely to the cloud system, where it can be part of that very modern, up-to- date process,” Rapelje said. Additional cloud benefits include burst computing, elasticity, and scalability. Moreover, in the last 2 years, because of a combination of the pandemic and more people working remotely, cloud vendors have made progress in compliance, privacy, and data location, Donze said.
Greater than the sum of the parts
Composable content services are of considerable consequence to the con- temporary enterprise. They broaden the capability to compose workflows, applications, and entire processes for the business users incorporating these activities into their daily work. They also allow these users and their organizations to employ a best-of-breed approach to constructing these workflows.
“Companies bought everything in the olden days from SAP,” Bates noted. “Now, they’re definitely in a best-of-breed world. You’ll see SAP still very strong in ERP, but you might see Salesforce.com as their CRM. You might see Workday as their HCM system. You might see ServiceNow as their service automation. You might see Microsoft 365 suite, and so on.”
Composable content services enable users to cull from these resources (and more) to compose cohesive applications—creating more value from the latter than is individually found in these sources. Moreover, there’s a pronounced flexibility involved in which services can be exchanged to meet particular business conditions or circumstances.